Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Area map
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/20/2010 11:59:42 PM
What if the world were rearranged so that the inhabitants of the country with the largest population would move to the country with the largest area? And the second-largest population would migrate to the second-largest country, and so on? The result would ...
PH deadliest Asian country for environment activists – report
Global Nation - 4/15/2014 11:36:54 AM
said the Philippines is the third in the world with the highest number of killed environmental and land defenders, at 67 deaths since 2002. The deadliest country is Brazil with a whopping 448 deaths while second is Honduras with 109 deaths, the report read.
Repatriated Works Back in Their Countries of Origin
New York Times - 4/20/2014 4:35:47 AM
The area has long been sacred to Persephone ... Some repatriation cases underscore countries asserting their place on the world stage rather than simply reclaiming past glory. In 2010 the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History agreed to return to Peru ...
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/20/2014 11:56:24 PM
The happiest of countries -- many of which are in Scandinavia ... The Great Barrier Reef covers 344,400 kilometers in area and includes the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. Some 600 continental islands, 3,000 coral reefs and about 150 inshore ...
Journal-World All-Area boys cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:31:29 AM
The Wildcats senior raced to top-10 finishes at the Rim Rock Farm Classic and KC Metro Championship before taking first place in the Frontier League, winning a Class 4A regional title and finishing his outstanding prep cross country career as 4A’s state ...
Journal-World All-Area girls cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:10:01 AM
In her final season running for the Lions, the speedy senior finished in the top three at six different races before illness slowed her down in her season finale at the Class 6A state meet, where she finished 27th in the 4K. Morgan’s top time came when ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/28/2013 6:30:36 AM
... country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common borders without immigration control -- not to mention more than 160 countries in total around the world -- on par with Australia and Canada.
US drone strike in Yemen kills at least 9 Al-Qaida members in terrorist network considered 'the most dangerous in the world'
Daily Mail - 4/20/2014 3:59:59 AM
as part of America's ongoing strikes in the country against what it considers the terror network's most dangerous local group. A Yemeni military official said the early on Saturday strike struck a vehicle carrying the militants in the Sawmaa area in the al ...
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
WWF Panda - 3/24/2011 11:55:49 PM
Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia today signed a historic declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers, “Europe’s Amazon”.
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
“This is a wonderful area. I’m not sure all the people ... Frey said Washington is an example of how the country is compartmentalizing itself into clusters of people with different backgrounds and world views. “It’s a magnet for people who grew ...
Preparations continue for international Ju-Jitsu event in local area
Ballymena Times - 4/20/2014 7:49:03 AM
Ballymena man Shihan David Toney, Head Coach for The Dojo and Country Rep for WJJF in Ireland, is just back from a whistle stop tour of the UK and Israel promoting next Year’s World Congress, which will be held in Antrim and Ballymena. The main country ...
Latin America Is World's Most Violent Region
The Wall Street Journal - 4/11/2014 8:52:49 PM
Venezuela is the only country in the region with a consistently rising homicide rate since 1994, the report said. "Latin America as a region has the highest rate of criminal violence in the world," said Angela Me, the chief of research at the UNODC.
Cholistan Solar Park - One of the World's largest.
Pakistan Defence - 4/20/2014 2:58:33 PM
Temperatures can reach 50 degrees Celsius in the ... will be a new world," said site engineer Muhammad Sajid, gesturing to the desert. Besides solar, Pakistan is also trying to tap its unexploited coal reserves - which lie in another area of the same ...
10 of the world's longest bridges
CNN - 4/15/2014 7:15:01 PM
Before this steel behemoth bridged the Akashi Strait that separates Kobe from Iwaya, severe storms in the area would routinely ... China still dominates. The country is home to three of the longest natural bridge spans in the world, including the 400 ...
Construction frenzy in Lebanon alters Beirut's skyline, as high rises replace old heritage
FOX News - 4/20/2014 3:27:11 PM
In that, Beirut is no different than Dubai, Doha or other major world cities overtaken by a global trend for modern, tall buildings. But in a country that prides itself ... The once bustling downtown area, razed to the ground and spectacularly rebuilt ...